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Anthony Arthur Long, British Classics educator. Named honorary citizen City of Rhodes, Greece; senior fellow humanities county Princeton University, 1978, Bye fellow Robinson College, Cambridge, 1982, Guggenheim fellow, 1986-1987, senior fellow Center for Hellenic Studies, 1988-1993, fellow National Endowment for Humanities, 1990-1991, Wissenschaftskolleg fellow, Berlin, 1991-1992, William Evans fellow U. Otago, New Zealand, 1995.


Long, Anthony Arthur was born on August 17, 1937 in Manchester, England. Came to the United States 1983. Son of Tom Arthur and Phyllis Joan (LeGrice) Long.


Bachelor of Arts, University College London, 1960;Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1964.


Lecturer classics University Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1961-1964, University Nottingham, England, 1964-1966. Lecturer Greek and Latin University College London, 1966-1971. Reader in Greek and Latin University London, 1971-1973.

Gladstone professor Greek University Liverpool, England, 1973-1983, public orator, 1981-1983. Professor classics University California, Berkeley, since 1982, chairman department classics, 1986-1990, Irving Stone professor literature, since 1991. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1970, 79.

Visiting professor University Munich, 1973, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1993, 2001. Cardinal Mercier professor philosophy University Louvain, Belgium, 1991. Belle van Zuylen professor philosophy, University Utrecht, Netherlands, 2003.

Member selection committee Mellon Fellowships, 1984-1990, Stanford University Humanities Council, 1985-1986. Corbett lecturer University Cambridge, 1998-1999. Faculty research lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1999-2000, affiliated professor philosophy, since 2005.

Brackenridge lecturer, University Texas, San Antonio, 2003.



Served to lieutenant Royal Artillery, England, 1955-1957. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, British Academy (correspondent). Member Classical Association, Aristotelian Society, American Philological Association, American Phil.

Society, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, walking, travel, bridge.


Married Janice Calloway, December 30, 1960 (divorced 1969). 1 child, Stephen Arthur. Married Mary Kay Flavell, May 25, 1970 (divorced 1990).

1 child, Rebecca Jane. Married Monique Marie-Jeanne Elias, March 22, 1997.

Tom Arthur Long

Phyllis Joan (LeGrice) Long

Janice Calloway

Mary Kay Flavell

Monique Marie-Jeanne Elias

Stephen Arthur Long

Rebecca Jane Long